Thursday, June 14, 2012

Message from Ron Re: Gasshuku 2012

Hi All,

Message from Ron as follows:
Hi guys.The Gasshuku will take place on the weekend of Saturday, August 11th and Sunday,August 12th,2012.Friday,August 10th evening arrivals are okay.We will be staying at Peter Gunstone Sensei's house[address and directions to follow on an E-mail closer to the event] so bring your sleeping bags and a tent if you plan to sleep outside.

Classes on Saturday,August 11th will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.There will be a Deli Lunch available between the morning and afternoon sessions at a cost of $10.00 per person.There will be a BBQ at Peter Gunstone Sensei's house on Saturday evening.Buns,salad,potato chips,etc. will be provided;but you have to bring your own meat and /or fish for the BBQ.

On Sunday,August 12th there will be a class from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.

All classes will be held at the Ladysmith Primary School.The cost is $75.00 for the weekend or $25.00 per session.Low income and students can make arrangements with Peter Gunstone Sensei.

If you are planning to attend,please rsvp to Peter Gunstone Sensei at

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

San Fransisco Seminar 2012

Hi Everyone, 

People have had some questions on the upcoming seminar in San Fransisco as well, and we haven't had very much information passed to us, other than the dates and the fact that it's in San Fransisco and that it will be facilitated by Esaka sensei who will be accompanied by Kaneda sensei and Masamura sensei.  Here's a bit more info from:

Aug 24th-26th 2012 - Esaka Sensei Seminar - Practice and Testing

in the Kokusai Renmei
Coming this Fall, Esaka Sensei return for the first "Kokusai Renmei" Seminar in North American.

We are honored to have Seigen Esaka, Hanshi 10th Dan, come to California again. This time as head of the "Ippan Shyadanhoujin Seitou Seiryu Musou Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Kokusai Renmei".

The Seminar will consist of 5 sessions of practice with an enbu and testing to follow.

-- Signup and Payment Details COMING SOON --


*** Seminar ***


Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California ...



1840 Sutter Street.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 567-5505


Friday August 24th : 9am-12pm & 5pm-8pm
Saturday August 25th : 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm
Sunday August 26th : 9am-12pm


*** Enbu & Testing ***


Nishi Kaigen Iaido Dojo


2525 8th St, Studio 12
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: (510) 231-0678

Time: Sunday August 26th

Enbu 3pm-5pm

Testing 6pm-8pm

Goodbye dinner to follow afterwards.

Announcement from Peter Gunstone Sensei - Re: Gasshuku 2012

Hi Everyone, message from Peter Gunstone Sensei:

Hey Peter, Hope all is well.....could you post this info on you blog and also let everyone know verbally....thanx.....hi to all.....Peter

All iaidoka are welcome to attend the Todokai 11th Annual Gasshuku that will be held on August 11 and 12th, 2012. Friday night arrivals are Ok and classes will be Saturday 10 to noon, then a deli type lunch will be served and then 2-4:30. The BBQ(bring your own meat/fish????...we supply buns,salad etc) from 5:00PM. Classes Sunday 10 to noon. The classes will be at The Ladysmith Primary School and the BBQ and camping will be at my home as per usual.... please RSVP so we can plan for all who attend and this will also reserve your spot....$75 for the whole weekend or $25 /session and deli lunch $10...low income and students please make arrangements with me....thankyou and hope to see you.....Peter

Friday, June 1, 2012

Message from Ron - 2012 Gasshuku

Hi All,

Info on this year's Gasshuku hosted by Peter Gunstone sensei is now available.  Please check it out and make sure you book time off to go, it's a great event and a great chance to see our iaidoka friends from the island.  Original message:

HI HIro,  Gashhuku this year will be in Ladysmith on Aug 11-12....more info to follow.......please tell all so they can make plans....if I don"t talk to you before have a great holiday.....thanx...Peter

Please check out this link for past Gasshuku: